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Associate, Full or Distinguished Professor
University of Kansas

Date Posted Sep. 23, 2019
Title Associate, Full or Distinguished Professor
University University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS, United States
Department History of Art
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Endowed/Distinguished Professor
    Associate Professor
  • History - Art
    History - General

Associate, Full or Distinguished Professor
History of Art

Position Overview

The Kress Foundation Department of Art History at the University of Kansas seeks a colleague specializing in the history of American art for a tenured appointment at the rank of either Associate, Full, or Distinguished Professor as the Hall Family Foundation Professor in American Art and Culture beginning August 18, 2020.

The Hall Professor will exercise leadership in research, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and supervise theses and dissertations. Candidates should have a strong publication record, be significantly engaged in other professional activities, and possess outstanding teaching abilities. The successful applicant will be hired with tenure at the rank of associate, full, or distinguished professor, depending on qualifications. An annual discretionary fund supporting research is provided with the position. Candidates who will contribute to the climate of diversity, including a diversity of scholarly approaches, are encouraged to apply.

The Kress Foundation Department of Art History currently employs ten full-time faculty members and has a flourishing, nationally recognized doctoral program. Private endowments support visiting lecturer programs and research travel for faculty and graduate students. The department is located in the Spencer Museum of Art, whose collections and exhibitions provide a rich resource for teaching. The 170,000-volume Murphy Library of Art and Architecture and an excellent digital visual image collection offer essential support for research and instruction.

Founded in 1865, the University of Kansas is a Carnegie-designated Research 1 Doctoral University, the flagship of the Kansas system and a member of the AAU. It is located in Lawrence, a beautiful, progressive, and culturally vibrant city of 98,000, 40 minutes from the Kansas City metropolitan area and 30 minutes from the state capital Topeka.

In a continuing effort to enrich the academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the University of Kansas actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education.

Job Description

40% (for Associate or Full Professor)/30% (for Distinguished Professor) – TEACHING
Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in American art history and participate in the teaching of introductory surveys. (Associate of Full Professor will have a 2-2 teaching load; Distinguished Professor will have a 2-1 teaching load).
Hold regular office hours.
Advise undergraduate and graduate students.
Guide research of graduate students and supervise dissertations in American art history.
40% (for Associate or Full Professor)/50% (for Distinguished Professor) – RESEARCH
Maintain an active and highly visible program of research in American art history.
Publish research findings in appropriate peer-reviewed scholarly outlets.
Present papers at professional conferences and deliver invited lectures.
Provide service to the department, College, University and profession.
All faculty members are expected to act in a manner that promotes collegial relationships and shows respect toward students, staff, and colleagues. Faculty members are expected to meet satisfactory standards of performance in all three areas of responsibility and to carry out those responsibilities in accordance with the Faculty Code of Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct

Required Qualifications

PhD with specialization in American art history or a related field.
Current tenured status or equivalent.
Evidence of a strong record of teaching and mentoring.
A substantial research record as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications and presentations.
A well-defined research agenda promising continued productivity.

Contact Information to Applicants

Anne D. Hedeman, Judith Harris Murphy Distinguished Professor of Art History
Kress Foundation Department of Art History
The University of Kansas
1301 Mississippi Street, Room 209
Lawrence, KS 66045

Additional Candidate Instruction

A complete online application includes the following: (1) a letter of application; (2) Curriculum Vitae; (3) a sample publication; and (4) the names, email and contact information for three references. Please Note: Three letters of recommendation that evaluate the scholarly and professional achievements of the candidate should be sent directly to

In addition to the materials above, learning about each applicant’s contribution and engagement in areas of diversity is an important part of KU’s mission. As a result, applicants will be presented the following questions at the time of application. Each response must be within 4,000 characters or less.
Please describe your experience, approach or methodologies to create and implement inclusive teaching and advising practices, pedagogical techniques and course materials to create an inclusive classroom environment.
In your current and/or previous role, please provide an example outlining how you demonstrate your ongoing commitment in working with diverse groups/populations.
Review of applications will begin December 1, 2019 and continue as needed to ensure a large, high quality, and diverse applicant pool.

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